Warning: This article contains distressing content.
It turns out that The Bachelorette’s Blake Coleman is a real life villain, not just a reality TV bad boy.
Perth Now reports that the 29-year-old – who was evicted from the reality show this week - plead guilty to a horrifying attack which occurred in August 2015, leaving his victim, Tristan Cooper, 'unconscious, paralysed and bleeding from the head'.
'He just came running up and with all his body weight sort of grabbed me in the back of the head,' Tristan, 31, told the paper.
The fight is believed to have taken place after a night out in which Tristan tried to intervene in a fight between two groups of men.
Perth Now reports, Blake was in a group of five men involved in an altercation with Sam Barnett, the son of former WA premier Colin Barnett, before Tristan stepped in.
'He picked me up by my neck and threw me down' Tristan stated, before revealing he was knocked out.
He added: 'When I went down he stepped over my lifeless body and then just proceeded to get in a fist fight with Sam [Barnett].'
Tristan was rushed to hospital via ambulance and received four staples in his head.
It is also alleged that police later obtained footage and audio of Blake in a taxi laughing about the incident.
Tristan said the matter was before the court for almost two years before Blake pleaded guilty at Perth Magistrates Court on April 26 this year. He said the reality star was handed a fine and ordered to pay him $850 to compensate him for the ambulance. However the victim claims he is yet to receive any money.
Ten have released a statement on Blake’s behalf.
“I am truly remorseful and accepted full responsibility for my actions.”
This article originally appeared on New Idea.